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Jean Colletta Purcell


Sunrise: September 3, 1962

Sunset: September 9, 2021

Jean C. Cherry-Purcell, 59,  also known as “DEE DEE” was predeceased in death by her (Father) Crosby Gene Cherry and her (Great Grandson) Ke’Arion Cary on Thursday September 9, 2021 in Sentara Norfolk General. Jean was born on September 3, 1962 to Henrietta Cherry and the late Crosby Gene Cherry. Jean was a native of Suffolk, Va. She attended JFK High School. She worked as a machine operator and dedicated over 5 years of service at Berry Plastic located on Wilroy Rd, Suffolk VA. She also worked Retail at Walmart Suffolk, VA where she retired in 2007. She attended Church at St. Paul RZUA Church in Suffolk VA. She leaves to cherish her memories: (Husband) Ray Charles Purcell (Suffolk): Two Daughters Keisha Cherry and Shamika Cherry both of (Suffolk): One Sister Cathy Cherry (Dallas Texas): One Brother Curtis Harris (Suffolk): Grandparents Mia Cherry and Mr. Cherry both (Deceased) Lillian and Robert “Bob” Harris also (Deceased), Seven Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren,one nephew Willie Max Warren a host of cousins, and friends.

Viewing Friday, September 17, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service September 18, 2021 2:00pm The Balm Church East Campus 523 E Washington Street Suffolk, VA 23434 Interment Friday, September 24, 2021 3:00pm Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 *Masks Required*

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    Alicia E stallings says

    GOD HAS CALLED ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL ANGEL HOME….im going to miss you dee dee take your rest in paridise…no more pain or suffering just joyous days everyday…so you walk around heaven all day beautiful angel and please tell my mom and sister i love them…prayers and love go out to her daughters and her mom and grankids, and husband to entire family…even though it hurts just know shes good resting in Jesus….

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    Michelle Parker says

    I am sorry to see this in the paper I seen you just before covid19 shut everything down and you always smiling and ask about my mom I am sorry you have gone on to get your rest prayers to your family my heart ❤️ is just broken. Sleep on beautiful

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    Donyall-Lovin Care HHS says

    With heartfelt condolences to the Cherry family y’all in my thoughts and prayers

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    Crystal Artis says

    Sending prayers to the Cherry family. I will never forget the great times we all shared in Nansemond Square. I pray that God will give each of you added strength and peace…love you all!

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    Jacqueline Little says

    Dee Dee, you will truly be missed by all who knew you. No more sorry, pain, or suffering. You can now rest in paradise with the Most High. Our prayers, thoughts, and condolences goes out to the Cherry and Purcell family. We pray that the Most High give all of you Peace, Love, Happiness, and Strength throughout this painful times in your life. White-Little Family

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    Tymara Lowther says

    To Mrs. Jean, who we called “Dee Dee”. Rest easy Queen. You was a women who always was humble and always loved your daughters unconditionally. I could hear you saying “what in the world Tammy”, and laugh at me and Meka always into something. I know we will all meet again to rejoice, in heaven. So sorry to hear of your loss. My send my condolences to the family during this time of bereavement.

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